If you’ve been visiting this site over the years, you know that I don’t know anything about superhero comic books. The only comic I’ve ever read is Archie. I care a lot about superheroes though because I love (most of) the movies, especially the Avengers movies. I love the Avengers so much. This combination – my ignorance of superhero backstories and storylines and my love of the Avengers – can lead to a lot of frustration whenever I write about it. Like, I’m not frustrated but people who do know about this sh-t are. That would be Sarah. Last year, in April, in a post about Brie Larson and Samuel L Jackson working on Captain Marvel, I wrote that I thought Captain Marvel hangs out in the 90s and time travels, or something. At which point Sarah wanted to put her head through a door.
Doesn’t she time travel?
She’s pretty much the strongest character -- in terms of someone with powers are able to do things -- in the Marvel universe. So, for Carol Danvers to be that person and for Brie to become that person, it's gonna be a dynamite thing. I mean, [the Avengers] are up against some really, really tough odds right now -- we saw throughout Infinity War -- so now we know that we need something that's as powerful as Thanos. And at some point, we'll find out how powerful she is and all the things that she's capable of. She's one of the few people in the Marvel universe that can time travel, so...
Did Sam Jackson just confirm that Captain Marvel can time travel or is that comic book code for some secret comic book language that I don’t understand?
Like a 5 year old, after I read this last night, I emailed Sarah all NA NA NA NA NA BOO BOO about being right that Captain Marvel is a time traveller. Sarah used her grownup voice to tell me that I was welcome to keep believing it and that we’ll see what happens when the movie comes out.
Oh, so is this some kind of decoy tactic? Marvel is very good at keeping secrets. And, right now, its biggest secret is how they’re going to fix the half of the world that Thanos just wiped out. We know that Captain Marvel has something to do with it since Fury paged her at the end of the first movie. Is she going to fix it by time travelling? Or is Sam Jackson just throwing us off?
If you’re going to put money somewhere, you’re safest to put it on Sarah and her skepticism about this time travel business and not on me, the village idiot. But still. He said it!
He also said that Captain Marvel is also kind of an origin story about Nick Fury, which I’m into. Not just how he lost his eye but how he became who he is, where he comes from, what his experiences were before he started strutting around in a leather trench coat. I can’t wait to see this movie. The other night at my place, when Duana, Kathleen, and I were all working the Globes all-nighter, the Captain Marvel trailer came on and Duana, who’s even more of a superhero comic neophyte than I am, remarked that she didn’t think all that many people cared about Captain Marvel. At which point both Kathleen and I turned to her and gasped, “WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT. PEOPLE CARE”. Duana is a contrarian. Of course she shrugged all, yeah, sure, disbelieving. Just for sh-ts and giggles, hit up her Twitter today if you have time @duanaelise (she doesn’t know I’m doing this) and gently tell her how much you care.
Here’s Brie at the Online Film Critics Awards last night hanging out with Elsie Fisher. Have you seen Eighth Grade yet?!?!